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Is it okay to take imodium (loperamide) following a cholecystectomy?

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Dr. Niranjan Rao
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
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Dr. John Edmison
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Yes

Diarrhea is a common side effect of having your gallbladder removed.
The fluid that is usually stored in the gallbladder can enter the bowel as bile acids and stimulate secretion of fluid resulting in diarrhea. Common treatments include Cholestyramine (binds the bile acids) or Imodium (loperamide) (slows down the bowel allowing for reabsorption of fluid).

In brief: Yes

Diarrhea is a common side effect of having your gallbladder removed.
The fluid that is usually stored in the gallbladder can enter the bowel as bile acids and stimulate secretion of fluid resulting in diarrhea. Common treatments include Cholestyramine (binds the bile acids) or Imodium (loperamide) (slows down the bowel allowing for reabsorption of fluid).
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